2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #2

2012-10-04


OHIO UNIVERSITY’S TURN AT #1; THIRD DIFFERENT TEAM IN THREE WEEKS

UNION LAKE, MI – For the third consecutive ranking, there is a new #1 team, and this time it is Ohio University’s turn.  The Bobcats received 28 out of 47 first-places votes to claim the top spot in the 2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #2.  With 4 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships, it’s hard to believe that the last time Ohio was ranked #1 was way back on October 22, 2004, nearly 8 years ago.  #2 Arizona State inched closer to the top spot, receiving 16 first-place votes, and attained its highest ranking in team history.  #3 Oakland and #4 Oklahoma each moved up a spot this week, while last week’s top ranked team Lindenwood fell to the #5 spot.
 
The other three first-place votes went to #6 Delaware, #9 Adrian, and #10 Central Oklahoma, which each received 1 first-place vote.  Central Oklahoma was also this week’s big mover-and-shaker, moving up 4 spots from last week.  Rounding out the top 10 vote getters were #7 Liberty and #8 Minot State.
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Newcomers into this week’s ranking were #23 Syracuse and #25 Eastern Michigan.
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Over the past ten seasons, 8 different schools have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship: Lindenwood (2), Illinois (2), Davenport, Delaware, Oakland, Ohio, Penn State, and Rhode Island.
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Beginning its 22nd season of action, there have been a total of 10 schools that have won the ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championship:
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  • Penn State (5 times)
  • Ohio (4 times)
  • Illinois (2 times)
  • Lindenwood (2 times)
  • North Dakota State (2 times)
  • Davenport
  • Delaware
  • Iowa State
  • Oakland
  • Rhode Island
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55 teams will compete for this year's title. Two teams from last season are now playing NCAA varsity hockey: Penn State University (NCAA DI) and the State University of New York at Canton (NCAA DIII)
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The third ranking of the regular season will be released on Friday, October 12.
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On October 5-7, twelve Men's Division 1 teams will take part in the 10th Annual ACHA Men's Division 1 Showcase at the Nelson Center in Springfield, IL. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information, click HERE.
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The 2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 National Championships will be hosted March 1-6 by Robert Morris University Illinois at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, IL. This will be the second year of the 20-team format.
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2012-2013 ACHA Men's Division 1 Ranking #2
Rank School Name 1st Votes Record Pts Previous
1 Ohio 28 4-0-0 1050 2
2 Arizona State 16 3-0-0 1035 3
3 Oakland   3-0-0 965 4
4 Oklahoma   4-0-0 886 6
5 Lindenwood   0-1-1 866 1
6 Delaware 1 0-1-0 849 5
7 Liberty   6-0-0 818 8
8 Minot State   3-0-0 806 7
9 Adrian 1 4-0-0 773 9
10 Central Oklahoma 1 4-2-0 645 14
11 Iowa State   6-1-0 641 10
12 Davenport   2-0-0 604 12
13 Robert Morris (IL)   3-0-1 591 11
14 Illinois   3-0-1 541 13
15 Navy   5-1-0 471 15
16 Rutgers   2-0-0 451 16
17 Stony Brook   0-1-0 309 17
18 Rhode Island   3-1-0 300 20
19 West Virginia   0-0-0 286 18
20 Arizona   2-2-0 256 19
21 Drexel   0-1-1 153 21
22 Pittsburgh   2-2-0 150 22
23 Syracuse   3-1-0 130 NR
24 West Chester   0-1-1 69 23
25 Eastern Michigan   1-3-0 61 NR
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Others receiving votes: Niagara, Mercyhurst, Indiana (PA), Kent State, Canisius, Buffalo, Towson, Indiana, and Oswego State.